Will hopes of Med. aspirants be shattered ?
By Our Entrance Exam Expert
August 8, 2012: With the fourth allotment being shifted to 21st August, new apprehensions have crept in the minds of Medical aspirants of the state.
Since the third allotment announced on 5th August, shattered the dreams of MBBS aspirants in the state, the only hope they have now is the scheduling of the fourth allotment.
The third allotment showed only a marginal drop in last ranks for MBBS as compared to the second allotment, even through the fees in some Private Self financing Medical Colleges was 3.75 lakhs.
This was on account of various factors, it seems with one factor being the fact that the allotment was announced just after the first allotment to All India Quota and before the time to join based on that, which is 13th August, 2012 and subsequent cancellation of KEAM allotment if any. Moreover, requests for cancellation of admissions invited in July were also postponed to a date after the third allotment.
Even though there was an increase of about 100 government seats for MBBS this year, the last ranks did not come down as expected, particularly in the back drop of the fee of 3.75 lakhs for MBBS in some Private Self financing Medical Colleges.
In 2011, the fee in Government seats, in Private Self financing Medical Colleges, was 1.38 lakhs. Although only two rounds of allotment were made that year to Government seats in these colleges, the last ranks for MBBS in State Merit had touched 1924 in just two rounds.
But this year, the fee is in the range of 1.5 lakhs to 3.75 lakhs. At least 100 seats have increased for MBBS. Three rounds of allotment have been completed. Yet the last rank for MBBS stands at 1685 in state merit in this category of colleges. The situation is not better in Government Medical Colleges. The low amount prescribed for acceptance of allotments in Colleges with fee of 3.75 lakhs (Rs.1000/- only) also stands in way, it is understood. The genuine aspirants for such seats would be known only after the admissions to these seas are completed after the third allotment.
As per the earlier announcement, the fourth allotment was exclusively for engineering only. There was no announcement on the fourth allotment to the Medical courses. It was expected that the fourth medical allotment would be done only after the final allotment to the All India Quota allotments to be announced on 5th September and after the last date for joining, based on it, the 14th of September, 2012. This would ensure that those allotted All India Seats would get the opportunity to join the allotted colleges under All India quota, cancel their admissions in KEAM, if they had one and thereby ensure the maximum movements in the KEAM allotment. By 15th September, the un-utilized seats in All India Quota would be transferred to the state quota also.
But lack of clarity about the fourth allotment has left the Medical aspirants in a state of uncertainty. The announcement made today does not clarify whether the fourth allotment would be exclusively for the Engineering branches, as announced earlier. If it is for all streams, the MBBS aspirants will be upset over it for various reasons.
The first among them is that those in the Private Self Financing Medical Colleges under the Christian Professional College Managements Association, will not have a chance to move to a Government or Government Controlled seat there after since the allotments to these Colleges would end by the fourth allotment as per the agreement reached by them with the Government. In all Medical colleges in the Private Self Financing sector, the allotments of CEE are to be completed only by 20th September, 2012. So it is expected that the Government would act to protect the interest of the student community expecting MBBS admissions in the state.
The delay in the commencement of All India Quota allotments has affected the KEAM allotments status already. The early third allotment of KEAM to MBBS had made the situation worse. So it is expected that the MBBS aspirants would get a fair deal at least through the fourth allotment in the Medical stream.
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